The Kangaroo

About The Kangaroo

Meet the Vodka Martini. It’s technically a Kangaroo Cocktail by trade, however vodka has nominally replaced Gin in the classic recipe seen here. The favorite of James Bond and others, the Vodka Martini is not a traditional Martini according to most purists. The cocktail is meant to be stirred and not shaken, contrary to the popular quote. This recipe is very popular in the modern US cocktail scene and is likely to always remain a symbol of class and elegance.



  • 2 oz. Vodka

  • .5 oz. Dry Vermouth

  • 1 Cocktail Olive/Lemon Twist

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       4.0 Stars

  • Served:      Neat

  • Strength:   Strong

  • Difficulty:   Simple

  • Flavor:       Spirit


Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Just like the Martini, stir this one until well chilled and strain into a martini glass.

Empire Tip: Garnish with a lemon twist or olives to your preference.